Top 10 Grounding Techniques

By Michael Dangovian

June 11, 2016

In a previous post, I talked about how important it is for your health, no matter what state your well-being is in these days, to start from the ground up

What I mean by that is health and wellness begins when we direct our bodily energy down through our feet and into the earth.

So, here are the top 10 techniques for doing that. In my experience, these have been effective for a lot of people. They’re also very practical, very easy, and don’t take up a ton of space in your day.

When you’re feeling scattered, out of sorts, or just blah, pick one or more from this list and try it out!

  1. Breathe deeply using your body for breath rather than your facial muscles (this is difficult at first which is why Sit Stand Stroll is so critical). With every breath, imagine that each worry or anxiety dissolving into the air around you.
  2. Eat or drink something healthy. Concentrate on the sensation. Is it hot or cold? Sweet or bitter? What’s the texture like?
  3. Sit and just be in the moment. Keep your eyes closed and just feel what your body is doing.
  4. Do some simple yoga positions.
  5. Imagine yourself in a safe, comfortable place, and concentrate on the details around you.
  6. Take a piece of paper. Write down ten things you are thankful for.
  7. Read the first paragraph of a book out loud to yourself. Concentrate on your own voice. Feel the sensations in creates in your body as it travels up through you and out into the world around you.
  8. Have lunch with a friend. Eliminate distractions. Concentrate on just being together.
  9. Take a bath or shower and focus on the sensations of the water.
  10. Pick up and hold something soft and comfortable. Focus on how it feels and how your body responds to it.

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